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SYSTEM FOR STORING AND ACTUATING MULTIPLE TRANSMITTERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016773D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 91K

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Abstract

A storage compartment is provided for a vehicle that is configured to house one or several transmitters therein. The storage compartment includes a door panel configured for movement between an outward access position, an intermediate stowed position and an inward actuating position. The door panel includes an inner surface having projections extending therefrom and positioned to engage one or more transmitter devices stored within the storage compartment when the door is moved from the stowed position to one or more actuating positions.

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SYSTEM FOR STORING AND ACTUATING MULTIPLE TRANSMITTERS

Abstract

         A storage compartment is provided for a vehicle that is configured to house one or several transmitters therein. The storage compartment includes a door panel configured for movement between an outward access position, an intermediate stowed position and an inward actuating position. The door panel includes an inner surface having projections extending therefrom and positioned to engage one or more transmitter devices stored within the storage compartment when the door is moved from the stowed position to one or more actuating positions.

Background

         It is generally know to provide a storage compartment in a vehicle. Such storage compartments may be provided in an overhead portion of a vehicle and configured for storage of devices such as transmitters (e.g. garage door openers, remote control devices, etc.) therein. It is also generally known to provide a pivoting cover panel on such storage compartments having a projection configured to contact an actuating button or the like on the transmitter when the door is moved inwardly a sufficient degree to create contact between a free end of the projection and an actuating pad ("button") on the actuator. However, such known storage compartments generally are not configured to permit storage and actuation of one or more of several transmitters. Accordingly, it would be desirable to provide a storage compartment for a vehicle that is configured for storage and actuation of one or more of several transmitter devices.

Description

         According to one embodiment of the present invention, a storage compartment is provided within a vehicle (e.g. within an overhead console or the like). The storage compartment includes a recess configured for storage of several transmitters therein...